Next Actor Studio

This year, several Next Actor Students from kids and adult classes for acting and filmmaking got a chance to work alongside Oscar Nominee and 3 times Golden Globe nominee ERIC ROBERTS in the current Next Actor feature film 6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE, starring our 11 year old alum Alexandra Goel in the lead role of Chloe, and several prominent figures such as actress and United Nations speaker Kamala Lopez (I <3 Huckabee, Star Trek Voyager, 24), Jana Lee Hamblin (Jane the Virgin, Grimm) among others.

Written and directed by our co-founder and Stanislavski instructor Trisha Ray, the film is about Chloe, whose life changes when her wish to meet her absent father comes true. 

While on set, Eric Roberts shared his formula to balance both blockbusters like The Dark Knight and indies like 6 Rounds of Chloe.  For the complete interview with Eric, visit our youtube channel and instagram @nextactorstudio.
 

Each October, Next Actor Studio organizes an annual film festival event called Niff Houston International Film Festival, to give a platform to independent American and foreign filmmakers to showcase their features, documentaries and short films and exchange dialogue with our vibrant film-loving students.

This year was no different. Next Actor Studio turned into a film festival hub for four days to welcome filmmakers from different places and enjoyed their labor of love, asked questions, learned about their next projects, and built a creative atmosphere to grow and nurture their passion for this craft.

Films from Bulgaria, China, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Japan, and USA were played to a full house.

Award winning filmmakers of the event couldn't stop praising our alum before leaving for their respective cities.

Alum THADA CATALON released her film CREATED EQUAL starring La Bamba Star Lou Diamond Phillips.

Thada had started her acting career at Next Actor Studio in 2007 and soon moved on to screenwriting and directed her first short "An Academic Affair" which went on to screen at many film festivals. You can find more info about the short on this page by scrolling below.

Thada who was the first recipient of the inaugural Houston Filmmaker Grant, holds three academic degrees, including a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University, a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

For info on the film, visit www.createdequalmovie.com. 

Alum THADA CATALON released her film CREATED EQUAL starring La Bamba Star Lou Diamond Phillips.

Thada had started her acting career at Next Actor Studio in 2007 and soon moved on to screenwriting and directed her first short "An Academic Affair" which went on to screen at many film festivals. You can find more info about the short on this page by scrolling below.

Thada who was the first recipient of the inaugural Houston Filmmaker Grant, holds three academic degrees, including a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University, a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

For info on the film, visit www.createdequalmovie.com. 


Next Actor feature film A CURRY ON AN AMERICAN PLATE, directed by the studio founder San Banarje, starring Rick Fox and Charlie O'Connell, will release this year on Amazon Prime in USA and UK.

The film, produced by Next Actor Films and Lake Camp Productions in collaboration with KavishKruti Productions, also stars Disney actress Andrea Guasch alongside Next Actor Alum Bud Patel, Sean Vida, Meera Nandlal, Christian Bhalla, Prateek Karkal, Kellie Hay, Lara Vartivar, Ash Thapliyal, Alexandra Goel and others.

Stay tuned for release date which we will post via social media.